Cinnamon-Apple Angel Food Cake Recipe
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Cinnamon-Apple Angel Food Cake Recipe

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This heavenly dessert is as light as a feather and melts in your mouth. The cinnamon-apple glaze is delightful, and the exquisite flavor and texture prove it's a true from-scratch dessert! -Marlys Benning, Ackley, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups egg whites (about 10 eggs)
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons apple juice or cider

Nutritional Facts

230 calories: 1 piece, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 0g fiber), 3g protein .


  1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Sift confectioners' sugar and flour together twice; set aside.
  2. Add cream of tartar, vanilla and almond extract and salt to egg whites; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add granulated sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, beating on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Gradually fold in flour mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time.
  3. Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through the batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake on the lowest oven rack at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned and entire top appears dry. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate.
  5. For glaze, melt butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the confectioners' sugar and cinnamon until blended. Add apple juice slowly until glaze is thin enough to achieve a drizzle consistency. Drizzle over cake. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Cinnamon-Apple Angel Food Cake in Taste of Home August/September 1994, p35

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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

"This recipe worked out exactly as an angel food cake should. I was actually pretty suprised how easy it was to make. My only complaint is that the cake itself was a little too sweet, and covering it with the glaze just added to the problem. I think a light whipped topping would probably be helpful for cutting some of the sweetness. I will try this recipe again, but I don't feel like it's a 5-Star recipe just yet."

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2013

"This is my go-to angel food cake recipe. It is good without the glaze and with other toppings, but the apple glaze is my family's favorite."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2008

"Very easy to make with a boxed angel food cake. Made it for a group at work. They really loved the it. Would make it again"

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